Citizens On Patrol Update

The President of Olds Citizens on Patrol hopes to have everything up and running by the New Year. Vince Clarke says in the meantime they will be working diligently and efficiently to get members out patrolling as quick as possible. He says C.O.P had another very successful informational meeting on Tuesday, November 28th at the Olds Fire Hall.

There were 30 people at the latest Citizens On Patrol informational meeting at the Olds Fire Hall on Tuesday, November 28th.
C.O.P President Vince Clarke says there is about a half dozen more people getting approved and their membership is growing every day.
Clarke says there were a lot of really good questions brought up on Tuesday night.
He encourages anyone who wants to make a difference to jump on board.
Clarke says it was another very successful informational meeting for C.O.P.
The next step is to get the volunteers trained, according to Clarke.


Community Facilitator Jennifer Lutz with the town of Olds says the Citizens on Patrol elections were held on November 28th. An executive committee and board was elected. Vincent Clarke was named C.O.P President. Other positions include Vice President Kyle Lamarsh, Secretary Jamie Trudgeon, and Treasurer Rob Kreese. Brian Johnson, Emery Hagerty, Shane Matchullis, Phyllis Horpenuk and Gord Bueckert are Directors at Large.

Councillor Heather Ryan is the town of Olds Liason and Constable Kurtis Milbrandt is the Olds RCMP Liason. Lutz adds they are both very committed to support the Citizens on Patrol program and there has been interest from the business community to ensure it succeeds.

The next C.O.P. meeting date is Tuesday, December 12th at the Olds Fire Hall.

Citizens on Patrol training delivered by the Olds RCMP Detachment staff is on Wednesday, December 13th from 5pm-8:30pm at the Olds Fire Hall. To register click here


Application forms are available at the Olds RCMP Detachment (5110 65 Ave) or Town Administration office (4512 46 Street) or if you would like more information about the program you can contact


More from Local News

  • Didsbury RCMP - Power Outage Caused By Aircraft Striking Power Line

    Didsbury RCMP and the Transportation Safety Board are investigating after an airplane struck a power line on Tuesday, January 17th causing power to be lost in the town of Didsbury.

  • Calgary-Olds Smart Agri-Food Corridor MOU Signing

    According to Calgary Economic Development, the leading investment corridor for agri-food in Canada will be established this week. A special event is planned for 1:30 until 2:30pm on Wednesday, January 17th for Calgary Economic Development and Olds College to sign the memorandum of understanding (MOU) to create the Calgary-Olds Smart Agri-Food Corridor.

  • Major Announcement Coming Up This Week At Westerner Park

    The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce and Westerner Park have scheduled a press conference at the ENMAX Centrium to make a major announcement on Tuesday, January 16th at 5:30pm.

  • Alberta Farm Animal Care - 2018 Awards of Distinction

    The winners of Alberta Farm Animal Care's 2018 awards of distinction will be honoured on March 15th at the Livestock Care Conference in the town of Olds. Among the past winners are the Calgary Stampede and Red Deer County. The deadline to submit nominations is February 15th. .

  • 2018 Didsbury Farm & Ranch Bonspiel Winners

    Gene Leonard's rink won the A-event final at the 24th annual Didsbury Farm & Ranch Bonspiel. Leonard defeated Bill Venneman for the victory on Saturday, January 13th.

  • Town of Olds Appoints New Fire Chief

    Fire Chief Justin Andrew will begin working in his new role with the town of Olds on February 5th.

  • Olds Grizzlys Active Prior To Trade Deadline

    Following a busy trade deadline day, the Olds Grizzlys have an official press release to inform everyone about the events from the past 24 hours.

  • Rosebud Business Park Development Proposed For QE2 & Highway 582 Intersection

    Mountain View County council has heard a presentation regarding the development of the Rosebud Business Park. It is located in the northeast corner of Didsbury overpass at the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 582. A delegation from Magna Engineering Services made a presentation to develop the Rosebud Business Park during the Policies & Priorities committee meeting on Wednesday, January 3rd.

Recently Played